Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet have been sworn in, and that cabinet has a familiar face in it.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott has been named the Minister of Labour. Scott says she’s looking forward to diving right into her new role:

Scott says her first priority is to fulfill the Progressive Conservative Party’s campaign promise of making Ontario a more affordable place to live:

Scott says she hopes people will see relief at the gasoline pumps as soon as the legislation scrapping cap and trade is passed, but added that the government will have a more dedicated timeline after the new ministries have time to meet.

On the campaign trail, Premier Ford promised to lower the price of gasoline by 10 cents a litre, with scrapping cap and trade a centrepiece of that promise.

The federal government, however, has told the provinces that it will put a carbon plan in place in any province that doesn’t come up with its own. Scott says Ontario intends to fight that, and it isn’t alone:

When it comes to how her new responsibilities as Minister of Labour will affect her duties as MPP, Scott doesn’t deny that she’ll have more on her plate:

In conclusion, Scott says she’s honoured that the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock have once again chosen her to represent them and that she’s looking forward to getting her first update from her new ministry as soon as possible.